The Easiest Print to Any Printer Solution for iPad: handyPrint (Mac only)

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handyPrint is a Mac app that lets you print wirelessly from the iPad (or iPhone) to just about any printer, even legacy printers that don’t support AirPrint.

If you’re tired of looking for which printers will work with Apple’s AirPrint and allow you to print wirelessly from the iPad, there’s a nifty little app that will let you print to just about any printer, even if they don’t support AirPrint: handyPrint by Netputing.

I’ve written before about this superb app, but it has recently been renamed, so I thought it’s worth a new post. This app used to be known as AirPrint Activator. It still does all the same things and is just as incredibly simple to use as ever under its new handyPrint name. It’s literally a one click solution.

Here are the details on the capabilities and requirements of handyPrint:

V3.1 of handyPrint™ run on your Mac to share local and network attached printers to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or newer. handyPrint™ make all locally shared printers available via AirPrint. If it is shared by your Mac it will be advertised.


This version is compatible with iOS4.3, iOS5 & iOS6 and will run on OSX Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). It is a complete re-write of the previous version 2.

Here’s a link to the handyPrint web page. The app is donationware – so you can download it for free, run it for free for 14 days, and then make a small donation (an amount of your choice) to get a license for it.

Patrick Jordan

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